Red Rocks of Sedona

Sedona is a "must see" family vacation destination; however,not all accommodations are worth the points/money. Choose wisely.

Sedona Pines

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by Lenzs4 on July 20, 2003

The resort is approximately 3 miles out of town in a scrub brush of desert. You do not have a view of the beautiful red rocks in Sedona. It is backed up to a mobile home park and was actually zoned for an RV park. The builder made small RV-sized lodgings that do not have a five-star or even a three-star feeling. Yes, the amenities are there but you feel cramped when you are supposed to be on a luxury vacation. I recommend you spend your points on a different Sedona location. My recommendations include #2026 Los Abrigados or one of the Summits.
Sedona Pines Resort
6701 W HWY 89A
Sedona, Arizona, 86336
(928) 282-6640

Red Rock State Park

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Lenzs4 on July 20, 2003

This park contains five miles of well-marked trail loops that lead you to amazing red rock views or along the oak creek for views of lush greenery (wading and swimming in this area of Sedona is forbidden). Two of the trails are self-guided tours and have stop of points listing information on native plants and environmental facts. Guided Nature Walks -- Daily 10am for 1.5 hours.
Bird Walks -- Wed and Sat.
Eagle's Nest Guided Hike -- 3 miles, 3 hours.
Moonlight Hikes -- April-Oct.

Times for these vary, so call 928-282-6907 if you are interested. The moonlight hike is very nice. This is a pack in and out facility, so bring backpacks and lots of water!

Red Rock State Park
4050 Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, Arizona, 86336
(928) 282-6907

Slide Rock State Park

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Lenzs4 on July 20, 2003

This park is known for its naturally slick and smooth rock formations in Oak Creek. It is a shallow wading creek that is a great little hike for all ages, and a fun water slide and shallow pool for swimming and wading. This is the most beautiful park and it holds the interest of kids! It has trails for hiking, volleyball courts, fishing, bird watching, picnic areas, barbecue grills, and a nice size apple orchid. It has a small convenience store for snacks and picnic supplies, but I suggest you bring food and drink with you to save money.

There are three different trails. Pendley Homestead Trail is a paved quarter mile trail that shows the history of the homestead and the apple grove. It is easy.

Slide Rock Route follows Oak Creek. The short trail is the main access to the Slide Rock swim area. The water quality varies in some years and they close the water access, so please call this hotline before you come or you may be disappointed. We go every year and have had this happen only once, but it is a possibilty.

Water Quality Hotline: 602/542-0202

PLEASE NOTE the kids love the rock water slides, so bring water shoes and shorts. My 5-year-old slid the seat out of two pair of Levis this year--yes, totally gone!

Finally there is the Clifftop Nature Trail. It is a quarter mile trail with scenic views of the Slide Rock swim area.

Slide Rock State Park
7 miles north via Oak Creek Canyon road (Highway 89A)
Sedona, Arizona

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